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Blood & Oil 

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A young married couple of newcomers looks to cash in on the modern-day oil boom in North Dakota and becomes involved with sly local oil baron, Hap Briggs, and his troubled family.
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Series cast summary:
Don Johnson ...  Hap Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
Chace Crawford ...  Billy LeFever 10 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Rittenhouse ...  Cody LeFever 10 episodes, 2015
Scott Michael Foster ...  Wick Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
Amber Valletta ...  Carla Briggs 10 episodes, 2015
India de Beaufort ...  Jules Jackman 10 episodes, 2015
Delroy Lindo ...  Sheriff Tip Harrison 10 episodes, 2015
Adan Canto ...  A.J. Menendez 9 episodes, 2015
Miranda Rae Mayo ...  Lacey Briggs 9 episodes, 2015
Paul Rae ...  Garry Laframboise 8 episodes, 2015
Kami Christiansen ...  Brigg's Household Staff / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Barry Corbin ...  Clifton Lundegren 6 episodes, 2015
Peyton List ...  Emma Lundegren 6 episodes, 2015
Yaani King Mondschein ...  Ada Eze 6 episodes, 2015
Keston John ...  Kess Eze 5 episodes, 2015
Tara Karsian ...  Van Ness 5 episodes, 2015
Ashlyn Brooke Anderson Ashlyn Brooke Anderson ...  Bartender 5 episodes, 2015
Teresa Duran-Norvick ...  Bar Patron / ... 5 episodes, 2015
Michael McQuain Michael McQuain ...  Oil Executive / ... 5 episodes, 2015
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The present day oil boom in North Dakota is tempting the young and ambitious to try their luck in the black gold business. Such are Billy and Cody LeFever, a young married couple that's just arrive in a North Dakotan town famous for its rich oil fields. They don't know anyone there, but Billy is ambitious and always has an idea on how to start some small business, while modest Cody makes friends easily and just wants to make a home for themselves there, even if they have to compromise and do something much more common and less glamorous and profitable than partaking in the oil business. While Cody goes to find them a place to live and a job for herself, Billy spends all the money they have, most of which came from their friends back home who pitched in to help them build a tiny starting capital, to buy a modestly lucrative plot of land owned by old and bitter Clifton Lundegren. The deal is made after some tough negotiating, but then notorious local oil baron Hap Briggs offers Billy a ...

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Sometimes you have to play dirty to get filthy rich.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Park City, Utah, USA

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Replaced the rebooted series "Dallas" on ABC. See more »

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You know what? I'm a growing fan
28 September 2015 | by bartunnr-598-852148See all my reviews

For all intents and purposes, I found this show to peak my initial interest. Yes, it feels a lot like the old Dallas show, but frankly, I kinda want that, a bit. I wasn't around when the old show aired and I wouldn't mind getting a similar feeling from more modern showing.

Pros: The chemistry of the characters. Hod-damn, they work extremely well together. I mean, REALLY well. They come off as very believable group of people to the viewer. Either from modest or wealthy backgrounds, each character is individualized to the point of strong believe-ability, which I cannot stress enough is something I've longed for in a show for some time. And while it's only been the first episode, I look forward to seeing it develop into something entertaining to, perhaps, re-watch in the future.

Cons: Yes, there is certainly a Dallas feel to it. So what? Dallas was great, why can't this be? I see too many people crying about how it is similar to one show that they can't appreciate it for that fact alone (that's more of a personal irritation, I'll admit). I guess a negative would be that the aspect of the whole town hasn't been thoroughly shown yet in the first episode, aiming instead to focus more on the main characters, initially. Not necessarily a bad thing, and it is only the first episode, so I mostly let it slide. But the action of the first episode - can they make it last? That's another worry. I found it to be a solid opening, so I wonder if they can keep that strong approach going.

In the end, Blood and Oil does have my recommendation. Yes, it is not a perfectly original show, but heck, if Dallas never existed, I'd find this show to be a good contender for best pilot episode of the year.

So, by the end, give it a chance, and I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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